“ If you think the Democratic Party is coming to the rescue, that’s a nice little joke. ”
“ This race in Wisconsin is the most important race in the country before the presidential election. June 5th. Republicans think they’ve got it in the bag. And if they do, they’re on their way to a permanent structural advantage over the Democratic party for which there is no repair. There’s no way to undo it. And that will affect every race in every partisan election on every ballot. It is less than two weeks until the vote in Wisconsin. At this point, the Democrats should be fighting for this like the existence of their party depends on it. Because it does. ”
“ On Republicans: Proven, methodical, systematic, regular liars.
On Democrats: The buffoons, the losers, the idiots. ”
While Romney himself has received more contributions from his former firm than Obama has, “President Obama received a sizable share as well.” More generally, “campaign finance records show that Democrats collect more money from Wall Street than does the GOP.”
Why would these cunning Master of the Universe villains want so robustly to fund a party that is so adverse to their interests? The only coherent answer is that the party which they’re funding is anything but adverse to their interests.”
“ The Republican position that tends to prevail in these hot primaries was expressed by the gentleman who beat Senator Lugar, who said, I’m just against compromise. We need to stop it. It’s weak, it’s foolish, our views are irreconcilable, we have to force the American people to choose which one of us is right. If that prevails we’re toast. We’ll look like a bushly country because one party, our party, the Democrats, will look like we’re hanging on to the status quo — our budget will be — we can balance it better than they can, but it’ll be so much on the baby boom generation and on healthcare delivery systems that haven’t been modernized that we will be holding on to the past too much and there budget will be in la-la land because it will defy arithmetic. ”
President Reagan… worked with Democrats frequently and showed flexibility that would be ridiculed today - from assenting to tax increases in the 1983 Social Security fix, to compromising on landmark tax reform legislation in 1986, to advancing arms control agreements in his second term.
I don’t remember a time when so many topics have become politically unmentionable in one party or the other. Republicans cannot admit to any nuance in policy on climate change. Republican members are now expected to take pledges against any tax increases. For two consecutive Presidential nomination cycles, GOP candidates competed with one another to express the most strident anti-immigration view, even at the risk of alienating a huge voting bloc. Similarly, most Democrats are constrained when talking about such issues as entitlement cuts, tort reform, and trade agreements. Our political system is losing its ability to even explore alternatives. If fealty to these pledges continues to expand, legislators may pledge their way into irrelevance. Voters will be electing a slate of inflexible positions rather than a leader.”
“ Go forth in love and peace — be kind to dogs — and vote Democratic. ”
“ I’m disaffected with the party of my youth because that Democratic Party served the interests of the working people of this country. ”